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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Courses: HUM Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Click here for a definition of this term Extra-Curricular Activities: Volunteering Housing: Apartment, Dormitory, Host Family, Other
Program Length: Semester Program Type: Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Status: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

CIEE in Taiwan: Taipei - Communications, Business, and Political Economy



In Taipei, Chinese culture shows the pull of Japanese, southeast Asian and US influence. Settle into this unique environment to explore politics, business, and media – and how they’re intertwined. Take your pick of a remarkable selection of courses in English or Chinese on the tranquil campus at the renowned National Chengchi University, and get your fill of tasty finger foods, park side tai chi, karaoke, and more.

Taipei’s temptations include the modern – like Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings – and the ancient – like Bao’an Temple and jade treasures at the National Palace Museum. Though not a top stop for tourists, Taipei is the vibrant political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan, officially the Republic of China. Night markets brim with a kaleidoscope of tastes, and hot springs create an escape from the bustle. The city is also known for its music, film, and television, which reverberate throughout East Asia.

Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility

An overall GPA of 2.75 is required to be considered for this program. 

FALL SEMESTER:  Early September – Late December or Mid-January
SPRING SEMESTER:  Mid-February – Late June
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance
  • History
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Math/Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Click here to find the list of available courses.

Off-campus housing (meals not included)
Residence hall (meals not included)


1. Administrative Fee: $150

2. Belmont Tuition:

Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.

3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare. 

4. Other 
  • Try on the local culture by joining into birthday celebration rituals for Confucius(fall), or the one-week Crazy Mazu festival in the spring.
    Explore city treasures like the Palace Museum, where the vast Chinese art collection stretches back dynasty over dynasty.
    Visit tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and temples.
    Take a three-day excursion to Sun Moon Lake, Tarago Gorge, or Tainan to connect with local community members and see life outside Taipei.
    Meet with many locals and expatriates, including journalists, diplomats, business leaders and educators, to get feel for working life here.
    Jump into university life by joining a student club or sports team.


Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31 
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.

This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
  • You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
  • Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
  • Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application. 


Jasmine Marecle

Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
CIEE Communications, Business, and Political Economy Program in Taipei, Taiwan 
The politics of business or the business of politics – you’ll explore both using Taiwan and its $403 billion credit to the U.S. as a case study with CIEE. You’ll also examine the evolving field of communications and new media, deepen your understanding of Taiwanese culture, and improve your Mandarin language skills. Don’t forget to make time for fun as there are countless options, from trying tai chi in a park to channeling your inner rock star at a karaoke club.

Study abroad in Taiwan and you will:logo
  • Access an advanced curriculum through the International Master’s Program in International Communication Studies (IMICS) and International Master’s Program in Asia Pacific Studies (IMAS)
  • Improve your Chinese language skills with the help of peer language partners and custom classes catering to novice through advanced students
  • Gain professional experience through internships with local media organizations

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 09/09/2019 01/17/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.